Santa’s got his list, and here at CertiPUR-US®, we have a list that matters, too.
It’s a list of the companies and brands consumers can count on that use CertiPUR-US® certified foam.
The most common question we get from consumers day in and day out goes something like this: “I’m about to buy an [XYZ mattress or XYZ sofa or chair] and their website (or salesperson) says they use certified foam, but I don’t see them on your list.”
So, here’s the thing: If they aren’t on our list, they are either naughty or confused.
When we established CertiPUR-US, we anticipated that there would be companies that would say their foam was certified when it wasn’t. So, we built in safeguards — because our whole operation is based on consumer service, integrity and transparency.
One safeguard is that we keep an up-to-date list of the companies and brands that have registered with us and for whom we have verification that they are using CertiPUR-US certified foam in their mattresses, pillows, bedding accessories and upholstered furniture. We have registered companies using certified foam in dog beds and medical sleep-related products, too!
Some unlisted companies may be naughty and falsely claiming they use certified foam, but sometimes companies are just confused. They may be using certified foam but just don’t realize they have to register with us and go through our verification process to get listed on our website. It’s free, so there’s no reason not to be listed.
That said, if the company is not listed, don’t assume they are using certified foam. We simply can’t be sure because we have no verification.
We’re a nonprofit that is funded with fees paid by the roughly 75 foam producers around the world (not just the U.S.) that have their foams certified as meeting CertiPUR-US standards. Certification is a rigorous process that involves annual re-certifications, random spot checks to ensure ongoing compliance, and foam testing by independent, accredited laboratories for content and emissions. Ours is not an easy certification to pass and many foams fail our rigorous standards.
When we learn about companies that are using our trademarked name and logo without our permission, we send them more than just coal. Our compliance team works hard to track down these companies and we take appropriate action to address the misuse, protect our mark and prevent companies from misleading consumers about the CertiPUR-US program.
That’s why we have The List — our online directory of companies and brands that are registered with us and that we can vouch for. Check it out before you buy: certipur.us/listings.
And good news for 2022 — we are updating our directory to make it a more useful resource. This spring, you’ll be able to search for companies selling home furnishings containing CertiPUR-US certified foam by company name, type, brands, product category and location.
Happy holidays and healthy new year to all!